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The Resource Bureaucracy and society in transition : comparative perspectives, edited by Haldor Byrkjeflot and Fredrik Engelstad

Bureaucracy and society in transition : comparative perspectives, edited by Haldor Byrkjeflot and Fredrik Engelstad

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Bureaucracy and society in transition : comparative perspectives
Title
Bureaucracy and society in transition
Title remainder
comparative perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Haldor Byrkjeflot and Fredrik Engelstad
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
New Public Management has held a central position within public administration over the past few decades, complemented by various models promoting post-bureaucratic organization. But 'traditional' bureaucracy has not disappeared, and bureaucracy is in transition in the West and the rest of the world. Bureaucracies still fill crucial positions in modern societies, despite growing criticism of assumed inefficiencies and unlimited growth. This volume examines a range of issues related to bureaucracies in transition across Europe, with a particular focus on the Nordic region. Chapters examine a range of topics including a reinterpretation of Weber's conception of bureaucracy; the historical development of institutions and organizational structures in Sweden and Greece; the myth of bureaucratic neutrality and the concept of 'competent neutrality'; performance management systems; the anti-bureaucratic identities of senior civil servants; the role of experts and expertise in bureaucratic organizations; the impact of reform on public sector executives; the curbing of corruption in Scandinavian states; an interrogation of the Nordic administrative model; Supreme Audit Institutions; 'street-level' bureaucracy; and the establishment of an 'ethics of office' amongst Danish civil servants
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Dewey number
302.35
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1944-
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  • Byrkjeflot, Haldor,
  • Engelstad, Fredrik
Series statement
Comparative social research,
Series volume
volume 33
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  • Bureaucracy
  • Public administration
Label
Bureaucracy and society in transition : comparative perspectives, edited by Haldor Byrkjeflot and Fredrik Engelstad
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Contents
Prelims -- Introduction: bureaucracy in transition -- The impact and interpretation of weber's bureaucratic ideal type in organisation theory and public administration -- Comparative perspectives -- Nordic bureaucracy -- Index
Control code
9781787432833
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cm
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unknown
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1 online resource (xv, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787432833
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(e-book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
9781787432833
Label
Bureaucracy and society in transition : comparative perspectives, edited by Haldor Byrkjeflot and Fredrik Engelstad
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Contents
Prelims -- Introduction: bureaucracy in transition -- The impact and interpretation of weber's bureaucratic ideal type in organisation theory and public administration -- Comparative perspectives -- Nordic bureaucracy -- Index
Control code
9781787432833
Dimensions
cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787432833
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
9781787432833

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